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#1 Glassed Silver

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:26

Hey guys!

Luna beta 1 is out.
I guess this is a day many of us have been waiting for for so long!

http://elementaryos....beta-1-released
(Release info & download (32/64bit available))

Grab it now, I got mine already, so spam the server all you want, I don't care. :p

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#2 +warwagon

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:32

Well... the icons are cute.

#3 hckngrtfakt

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:39

I thought it was based off some typical linux distro,
but appears to be a stand alone core OS ... :)
may give this a try (wish it was a live distro tho :/)

#4 OP Glassed Silver

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:43

I thought it was based off some typical linux distro,
but appears to be a stand alone core OS ... :)
may give this a try (wish it was a live distro tho :/)

No, it's a heavily customized Ubuntu.
Definitely not like your regular me-too Ubuntu based distro. :)

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#5 tsupersonic

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:53

Eh, it looks alright. Don't see anything special about it - might as well just use Ubuntu and customize it yourself.

#6 Darrian

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:02

I'll be loading this up in a VM soon. It looks pretty. I hadn't even heard of it before, so thanks for the heads up.

#7 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:02

Definitely going to try this one out! Soon as I get home! Thanks, Glassed!

#8 hckngrtfakt

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:05

No, it's a heavily customized Ubuntu.
Definitely not like your regular me-too Ubuntu based distro. :)

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Ah, thanks for clearing that up :)

Will definitely check it out

(hopefully one day there'll be a BackTrack version) :shifty: lol

#9 Nothing Here

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:17

Hmm. Well I gave the new Mint a spin, might as well try another *buntu.

#10 AJerman

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:33

Definitely interested in what they've been able to do. It doesn't sound like just another Ubuntu spin off, it sounds like they've done a massive amount of their own work, but I guess we'll see. I haven't kept up with development, but it sure looks good in the screenshots. I'll toss it on a VM when it finishes downloading.

#11 +Brando212

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:36

just installed it in a VM and looked around a little

all they're really done is make it look even more like OSX in most areas

at this rate I can see them getting into some trouble

#12 HawkMan

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:18

Why a dock... why... if they're going to pick stuff from OSX, why pick the most useless and worst task switcher invented, when there's some actual good things to take from it.

This is the same distro where the devs where spamming these forums and never actually got around to a working release before ?

#13 OP Glassed Silver

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:24

Why a dock... why... if they're going to pick stuff from OSX, why pick the most useless and worst task switcher invented, when there's some actual good things to take from it.

This is the same distro where the devs where spamming these forums and never actually got around to a working release before ?

IMHO the dock is awesome.
To each his own I guess :p
Feel free to add any other method to it. It's Linux. :p ^^

Uhm, don't think so, no.

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#14 Syanide

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 21:34

As much as I like it, it lacks identity and will be stuck with the same problems every distro is stuck with - plethora of development and desktop environment choices that don't overlap enough to provide a consistent experience, and don't stand out enough to make it interesting for any developer to specifically target their platform.

#15 br0adband

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 21:55

Been waiting a long long time for this, just grabbed the ISO off the torrent and will drop it on a spare hard drive here in a few and check it out. Was disappointed in some of the last alphas because of a variety of issues so I'm hoping most of the big ones have been finally ironed out with this first official beta - took 'em long enough but, I know they care about what they're doing so I like many others have been very patient.

We'll see what happens...